Sunny and cool temperatures Tuesday
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – Good morning and Happy Fat Tuesday!
You’ll definitely want to grab a coat before you head out the door this morning. Temperatures start in the mid to upper 30s. A few areas south of Interstate 20 are in the lower 40s. When you factor in northwest winds at 10 to 15 mph, that makes it feel five to eight degrees cooler.
First Alert from AccuTrack satellite and radar It shows us that the sky has become mostly clear as the clouds move in. We saw a cold front move in yesterday that dumped several inches of rain across central Alabama over the past 48 hours. High pressure will build up behind the front giving us sunny and dry conditions today. We are looking at slightly below average temperatures with highs in the low to mid 50s. Winds will continue to be northwesterly at a speed of 10 to 15 knots. The winds are expected to decrease and become light during the evening and night hours.
If you have any evening plans, you’ll want to hold on to a coat as temperatures drop into the low to mid 40s around 7pm with clear skies.
Valentine’s Day forecast: We will likely wake up tomorrow morning with temperatures in the low to mid 30s. I recommend bringing pets inside and covering any sensitive plants this evening to protect them from the cold. The weather won’t be an issue if you’re planning an afternoon or evening date for Valentine’s Day.
We’re looking at mostly sunny skies tomorrow with highs in the 60s. Winds will remain light southwesterly at a speed of 5 knots per hour. If you have any dinner plans tomorrow evening, I recommend wearing a jacket as temperatures will drop into the mid 50s by 6 to 7 p.m.
Clouds increasing on Thursday: We will likely see cloud cover slowly increase across central Alabama by the end of the week as our next cold front approaches the state. Thursday morning will likely be a little warmer with lows in the upper 30s and lower 40s. Thursday should be partly cloudy with temperatures rising into the mid 60s. It must be a beautiful day to spend some time outside.
Another important thing: The next cold front is scheduled to arrive Friday night into Saturday. Friday morning will likely start out mostly cloudy with temperatures in the mid 40s. On Friday, the weather will be cloudy to cloudy in most areas. I think we’ll stay dry for most of the day, but the latest weather models are trending toward more moisture as we head into Friday evening into Friday night.
We will give a 30% chance of rain mainly before 7pm CST. Rain chances will likely increase to 40 to 50% Friday night into Saturday morning. I don’t expect any weather problems or severe flooding with this incoming cold front as moisture appears to be limited. Temperatures are expected to rise into the 60s to mid 60s Friday afternoon ahead of the cold front.
Once the front moves in, temperatures will drop quickly through Saturday afternoon. Our high temperature could reach the lower 50s early Saturday morning. By Saturday afternoon, most of us will likely end up in the 40s with overcast skies. The combination of 40s and breezy conditions will make it several degrees cooler on Saturday. Winter is not over yet!
Freezing temperatures expected Sunday morning: The coldest air of the next seven days will likely occur Sunday morning. Clear skies and light winds will provide us with widespread freezing temperatures. I think most of us will wake up in our mid to upper 20s. The good news is that Sunday will be sunny and dry with temperatures rising into the mid 50s. Warm temperatures will return early next week. We will likely see highs in the 60s next Tuesday and Wednesday. I wouldn’t be surprised if some areas warm into the 70s by the middle of next week.
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Have a great Tuesday!
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